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Chris Cook Cornerback from Virginia

Vikes release Berrian, find out Cook charged with domestic assault

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By Dave Campbell

AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Minnesota Vikings cut their ties with Bernard Berrian Tuesday, the team learned that cornerback Chris Cook was charged Tuesday with trying to strangle his girlfriend, leaving her with a bloody nose and lip in an alleged attack that jeopardizes his status with the team.

Cook was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation, which carries a penalty of up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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